Cyril (Cid) SAMSON

SAMSON, Cyril (Cid)

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Timmins--Chapleau (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 26, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cid_Samson
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8fa8e930-6598-443f-8015-5c0d15027761&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
advisor, businessman, miner, office manager

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
NDP
  Timmins--Chapleau (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 41)


June 15, 1993

Mr. Cid Samson (Timmins-Chapleau):

Madam Speaker, when Bill C-113 was being discussed I offered to table a leaked document which provided guidelines on the application of just cause arguments for quitting a job.

Today I have the official document that will guide the decisions made by agents who will ultimately unfairly reject thousands of UI claimants' attempts to receive benefits. Again, as then, there are buts attached to every just cause in this latest version of the "but book".

The document lists what it calls reasonable alternatives, which are really the government's escape clauses to get out of paying benefits. The minister of unemployment has created a situation in which injustice will occur on a daily basis in Employment and Immigration centres across the country. The minister must reverse this legislation.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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June 14, 1993

Mr. Cid Samson (Timmins -Chapleau):

Madam Speaker, like all members in the House I would like to offer my congratulations to the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party and the soon to be Prime Minister.

I would like to remind the House that when Bill C-113 was being introduced we predicted that it would affect women the most. Metro Toronto figures are now bearing this out.

In the month of May there was a rise of 4.3 per cent in the number of employable single females requiring UI compared to a .4 per cent increase in the number of employable single males requiring assistance. There was also an increase of 3.5 per cent in the number of female family heads requiring welfare.

June 14, 1993

As many witnesses testified during hearings on Bill C-113, women are far more likely to be forced into quitting their jobs because of harassment, child care or the need to follow a spouse.

The so-called just reasons are often not accepted by the commission-

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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June 4, 1993

Mr. Cid Samson (Timmins -Chapleau):

Madam Speaker, I rise to table a petition today signed by hundreds of Canadians from Chatham, Wallaceburg, Sarnia, Renfrew, Arnprior, Caledonia, Guelph, Hamilton, Burlington, Whitehorse, Calgary, St. John's, Sudbury and, among others, one individual signed it "Homeless, Canada". The petitioners call on the government, as is their right, to repeal Bill C-113, which has been passed. They cite it specifically because of the reduction from 60 per cent to 50 per cent in UI benefits and also that the bill has frozen Public Service wages without collective bargaining. It has increased the cost of grain transportation and has decreased public utility tax returns to the provinces. They call upon Parliament at this time to repeal C-113.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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May 28, 1993

With respect to the unemployment insurance program, for the past five years, (a) how many cases of fraud were reported each year (b) how many convictions for fraud were secured each year (c) how many frauds were there as a total of over-all claims?

Topic:   MAIN ESTIMATES
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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May 26, 1993

With respect to appeals in the unemployment insurance program, for the past five years, (a) what is the shortest time period known for appeal to (i) an appeal board (ii) an umpire (b) what is the longest period known for an appeal to (i) an appeal board (ii) an umpire (c) what is the average time period for an appeal per annum to (i) an appeal board (ii) an umpire (d) in numbers and in percentages, how many of these appeals to (i) an appeal board (ii) an umpire, were won by the claimants (e) how many appeal cases go to a higher court and what is the average time period for such appeals?

Topic:   FIRST NATIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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